High school sports

Clarence Fulton Secondary senior girls volleyball coach Sharon Shaigec (left) accepts her 2021-22 B.C. School Sports Coach of the Year honour. (contributed)

Vernon volleyball coach among B.C.’s best

Sharon Shaigec from Fulton Secondary named one of four B.C. School Sports Coaches of the Year

 

Nich Newman of Vernon’s Fulton Secondary won the junior men’s discus gold medal at the recent B.C. Hgh School Track and Field Championships in Langley. (Contributed)

First throw golden for Vernon track athlete

Fulton Secondary’s Nich Newman wins B.C. High School Track And Field gold medal in junior men’s discus

 

Fullton Secondary Grade 12 runner Ashton Takhar has signed a letter of intent to compete for the University of New Brunswick Reds of Canadian U-SPORTS. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon distance runner legs out Maritimes university deal

Distance runner Ashton Takhar, 17, of Fulton Secondary has signed with the University of New Brunswick

 

The Penticton Secondary School Senior Girls 4 X 100m relay team consisted of Jodi Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Lena Fitschen and Josie Nickel. (Contributed)

South Okanagan track and field athletes qualify for provincials

Top performers at Okanagan Valley High School Track and Field Championships will compete in Langley

The Penticton Secondary School Senior Girls 4 X 100m relay team consisted of Jodi Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Lena Fitschen and Josie Nickel. (Contributed)
Vernon Christian School’s Junior Boys relay team of Zack Barry (from left), Ben Tishenko, Jaden Overend and Isaac Gauthier smashed the 4x100 metre relay record by more than three seconds at the North and West Zone High School Track and Field Championships last Wednesday, May 11, in Kamloops. (Chris Bannick photo)

Vernon Christian School Royals race to new relay record

Smash junior boys 4 x 100 m relay event at North and West Zone Track and Field finals by more than 3 seconds

Vernon Christian School’s Junior Boys relay team of Zack Barry (from left), Ben Tishenko, Jaden Overend and Isaac Gauthier smashed the 4x100 metre relay record by more than three seconds at the North and West Zone High School Track and Field Championships last Wednesday, May 11, in Kamloops. (Chris Bannick photo)
Penticton Secondary School athlete Jodie Whalen prepares to throw the javelin at the South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships in Kelowna. A total of 36 athleres placed in the top three in their events and have now qualified for the Okanagan Championships. (Contributed)

Summerland and Penticton athletes advance to Okanagan Championships

South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships were held in Kelowna on May 10

Penticton Secondary School athlete Jodie Whalen prepares to throw the javelin at the South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships in Kelowna. A total of 36 athleres placed in the top three in their events and have now qualified for the Okanagan Championships. (Contributed)
Current Vernon Panthers high school football player Ryden Furmanek (left) holds a blocking bag for a prospect as teammate Jace Collar and Panthers coach Angus Reid look on during the Panthers’ first training camp for Grade 6/7 players from the team’s feeder elementary schools Sunday, May 8. (Darren Hove photo)

Vernon Panthers football prospect camp a hit

Current and former players, coaches pleased at success of camp for incoming Grade 8 players

Current Vernon Panthers high school football player Ryden Furmanek (left) holds a blocking bag for a prospect as teammate Jace Collar and Panthers coach Angus Reid look on during the Panthers’ first training camp for Grade 6/7 players from the team’s feeder elementary schools Sunday, May 8. (Darren Hove photo)
Sakura Tsukada of the Fulton Maroons (with ball) had her team’s lone try in a 15-5 Okanagan Valley Senior Girls High School Rugby 7s league loss to the Salmon Arm Golds Wednesday, April 27, in Merritt. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon school doubles up on foes in rugby 7s

Fulton Maroons go 2-1 in Okanagan Senior Girls league action in Rutland

Sakura Tsukada of the Fulton Maroons (with ball) had her team’s lone try in a 15-5 Okanagan Valley Senior Girls High School Rugby 7s league loss to the Salmon Arm Golds Wednesday, April 27, in Merritt. (Morning Star - file photo)
Jayden Stead of the Mt. Boucherie Bears gets wrapped up by Fulton Maroons tackler Amber Guan during Okanagan Valley Senior Girls High School Rugby 7s action Wednesday, April 20, in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

WATCH: Senior girls rugby returns to Vernon high school

Fulton Maroons carry squad of 17 players into Okanagan Valley Rugby 7s league action

Jayden Stead of the Mt. Boucherie Bears gets wrapped up by Fulton Maroons tackler Amber Guan during Okanagan Valley Senior Girls High School Rugby 7s action Wednesday, April 20, in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm high school curlers vanquish older rinks to claim provincial title

Grade 9/10 Jackson Campus team defeats Grade 11/12 opponents in B.C. championships

Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)
April Thompson (5) and the Vernon Christian School Royals are ranked No. 3 for the B.C. 1A senior girls basketball championships, which begin Wednesday, March 2, in Kelowna. Three Vernon senior teams are competing for provincial girls’ basketball titles, and two Grade 8 squads from Vernon Secondary begin play at their respective provincials Thursday. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Christian School Royals seeded No. 3 for B.C.’s

VCS, Kalamalka and Vernon secondary schools begin their quests for a provincial title Wednesday

April Thompson (5) and the Vernon Christian School Royals are ranked No. 3 for the B.C. 1A senior girls basketball championships, which begin Wednesday, March 2, in Kelowna. Three Vernon senior teams are competing for provincial girls’ basketball titles, and two Grade 8 squads from Vernon Secondary begin play at their respective provincials Thursday. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
Ashley Budgen of the Vernon Panthers (with ball) cuts to the hoop between Kelowna Christian School Knights defenders Abby Heinen (7, from left), Melissa Christophe and Kristin Naude during the Panthers' 25th annual Pit Classic Senior Girls Basketball Tournament at VSS. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

Vernon Panthers continue provincial tradition

Senior girls basketball team qualifies for B.C. finals for 17th consecutive year

Ashley Budgen of the Vernon Panthers (with ball) cuts to the hoop between Kelowna Christian School Knights defenders Abby Heinen (7, from left), Melissa Christophe and Kristin Naude during the Panthers' 25th annual Pit Classic Senior Girls Basketball Tournament at VSS. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
The Vernon Panthers won the Grade 8 girls North Okanagan basketball championship, and now advance to the B.C finals. (Rhonda Hove photo)

Vernon Secondary Grade 8 hoop teams off to B.C.’s

Girls and boys Panthers squads win North Okanagan championships to advance to provincial finals

The Vernon Panthers won the Grade 8 girls North Okanagan basketball championship, and now advance to the B.C finals. (Rhonda Hove photo)
Caitlin Gingras, 16, a Grade 11 student, has helped the Vernon Christian School Royals get to the provincial senior girls A basketball tournament for the first time in school history. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Gingras’ MVP performance propels Vernon Christian School

Royals’ Caitlin Gingras, teammates and father-coach guide team to first-ever provincial tourney berth

Caitlin Gingras, 16, a Grade 11 student, has helped the Vernon Christian School Royals get to the provincial senior girls A basketball tournament for the first time in school history. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Vernon Christian School Royals won the school’s first-ever Senior A Girls Okanagan Valley basketball title with a thrilling 49-45 win over the perennial powerhouse Kelowna Christian School Knights. The win means the Royals advance to the provincial finals for the first time in school history. (Contributed)

Historic win for Vernon Christian School Royals

Senior girls basketball squad wins first-ever Okanagan title and advances to provincial tourney for the first time

The Vernon Christian School Royals won the school’s first-ever Senior A Girls Okanagan Valley basketball title with a thrilling 49-45 win over the perennial powerhouse Kelowna Christian School Knights. The win means the Royals advance to the provincial finals for the first time in school history. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm King’s Christian Thunder forward Joseph Royal (with ball) draws Vernon Christian School Royals defenders Ben Porter (3) and Ben Tishenko off the ground during the North Zone Senior Boys A Basketball Final Friday, Feb. 18, at VCS. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon Christian Royals seeded fifth for Okanagan tourney

Royals capture North Zone’s lone berth to eight-team Valleys with convincing win over Salmon Arm rivals

Salmon Arm King’s Christian Thunder forward Joseph Royal (with ball) draws Vernon Christian School Royals defenders Ben Porter (3) and Ben Tishenko off the ground during the North Zone Senior Boys A Basketball Final Friday, Feb. 18, at VCS. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Christian School Royals player Kadence Sayer (with ball) is about to be fouled on a block attempt by Charles Bloom’s Anneliese Sawatsky during the Royals’ 57-35 win Wednesday, Feb. 9, in a North Zone Senior Girls A basketball semifinal at VCS. The Royals advance to Friday’s North Zone final in Salmon Arm. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon Christian School marches to North Zone final

Basketball: Royals defeat Charles Bloom Timberwolves of Lumby 57-35 to advance to Salmon Arm Friday

Vernon Christian School Royals player Kadence Sayer (with ball) is about to be fouled on a block attempt by Charles Bloom’s Anneliese Sawatsky during the Royals’ 57-35 win Wednesday, Feb. 9, in a North Zone Senior Girls A basketball semifinal at VCS. The Royals advance to Friday’s North Zone final in Salmon Arm. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)

‘Stunned’: School sports tournaments still on hold in B.C., but club tourneys can start Feb. 1

‘To have this decision made at such a critical time of year is disheartening for everyone involved in school sport’

Boys basketball tournament action during the 2016 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic final, in Surrey. (Now-Leader file photo)
The Okanagan champion Seaton Sonics lost 3-2 in the B.C. Senior Girls High School AAA Volleyball final to the No. 1-ranked Mt. Douglas Rams of Victoria Saturday, Dec. 11, in Vancouver. (Contributed)

North Okanagan teams medal at high school volleyball finals

Seaton Sonics, Charles Bloom Timberwolves win silver and bronze, respectively, at B.C. girls’ tourneys

The Okanagan champion Seaton Sonics lost 3-2 in the B.C. Senior Girls High School AAA Volleyball final to the No. 1-ranked Mt. Douglas Rams of Victoria Saturday, Dec. 11, in Vancouver. (Contributed)